BURLINGTON, NC – The Alamance NAACP will join with NAACP branches from across the state, Forward Together Moral Movement supporters, and coalition partners on March 21st to participate in the 11th annual People’s Legislative Advocacy Day.
During this legislative session, over 2000 bills have been introduced, many of which are unconstitutional and undermine democracy in our state. They are being introduced and passed by a General Assembly whose members were elected with the help of gerrymandered districts that were found to be unconstitutional by a federal court. These illegitimate lawmakers are engaging in a political coup d’etat, passing laws that take power from the Governor and judicial branch and placing it in the hands of Speaker Moore and Senate Leader Phil Berger and other extremists in the Legislature.
The Alamance NAACP will meet with Representative Dennis Riddell at 10:30 am and Senator Rick Gunn, at a time to be scheduled the morning of Advocacy Day. Rep. Stephen Ross has not made himself available. We will meet to discuss the alarming direction that the NC General Assembly is moving in, stand against bills that will hurt North Carolina, and advocate for specific legislation that upholds our policy priorities. Their actions will not be done in the dark.
“In order to make Alamance County and North Carolina better for all of us, we have to hold our elected officials accountable on the state and federal level. On February 27th, we visited the office of our Congressman Mark Walker and now we will be going to Raleigh,” said Barrett Brown, President of the Alamance NAACP. “Now is the time to make your voice heard and we encourage anyone from the community to join us.”
The Alamance NAACP will be carpooling to Raleigh leaving at 7:00 am from 1908 S. Mebane St., Burlington, NC. Community members unaffiliated with the NAACP are welcome to join the carpool. Contact Dana Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3362630720 for more information.
WHO: Alamance Branch of the NAACP
WHAT: 11th annual People’s Legislative Advocacy Day
WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: NC General Assembly, 16 W. Jones St. Raleigh, NC